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GetBoosted84
09-30-2010, 09:35 PM
I need some help because I just sheared off the head of the bolt that holds in the driveshaft bearing at the center of the shaft (the bolts that go into the piece pictured below). I cannot figure out how to pull out the slide piece that the bolt goes into so that I can pull out the other piece of the bolt. Anyone have any suggestions?

http://www.034motorsport.com/oscthumbwm/w/550/h/576/q/95/f/jpg/fltr/wmi%7CphpThumb/watermarks/034watermark%7CC%7C20%7C0/hash/9b00db6e076aaf94645f78c41c6896cd/src/images/DriveShaftSupport_smallchassis.jpg

Also, what are the torque specs on these bolts so that I can avoid this in the future?

b5a4gt28
10-01-2010, 06:51 AM
Chris, I can get the torque specs out of my bentley for you. Also could you use a drill and easy out for the the snapped bolt?

GetBoosted84
10-01-2010, 06:56 AM
I checked in my manual but I couldn't find the specs in there. I was looking in the trans section but I probably missed it.

I'm thinking I'm going to have to do it that way. I can't think of another way to get it out of there unless I can weld another nut on to it and pull it that way. I think the other one is completely stripped as well so I'm going to need to cut that one off and figure something out with that as well.

GetBoosted84
10-01-2010, 07:59 PM
Anyone know if there is a way to slide out the metal pieces that the two bolts go into? It looks like they are sealed up in the subframe of the car but I figured someone might know how to get them out of there. It would be a heck of a lot easier if I could just pull that piece out then work on it on a bench.

GetBoosted84
10-04-2010, 07:46 PM
Anyone know the torque specs for these bolts? I'm going weld up a rig tomorrow to get the snapped bolt out.